Dec 26, 2012

On the enchantment of beauty

If beauty is not a gateway out of the net we were taken in at our birth, it will not long be beauty, and we will find it better to sit at home by the fire and fatten a lazy body or to run hither and thither in some foolish sport than to look at the finest show that light and shadow ever made among green leaves. 

- W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight